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“Baltimore Four” Arrested Health Care for All
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Video: “Baltimore Four” Arrested--Health Care for All

On Oct. 29, 2009, four activists, who support a Medicare for All solution to our healthcare crisis, were arrested in Baltimore, MD, for trespassing. They were engaged in a “patients before profits sit-in” at a 17-story tower, which houses an office of the insurance giant, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. It’s located in the Canton area of the city. The demonstration was part of an ongoing national campaign by the “Mobilization for Health Care for All” group. The protest included the staging of a 15 ft. vampire, “Count Bleed Ya Dry,” that represented the Insurance Industry. For more more details on the Single Payer issue, the arrests and the exact charges placed against each defendant, check out: One of the protesters arrested was Dr. Margaret Flowers. She is a member of the “Baucus Eight,” and an unrepentant advocate of a Single Payer System. See: Another Video physician, Dr. Eric Naumburg, was also arrested, along with an 81 year-old retiree, Mr. Charles Laubert, and a school teacher, Ms. Patty Courtney.

from: William Hughes

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1 Comment to ““Baltimore Four” Arrested Health Care for All”

  1. The Admin says:

    The only problem I have with all of this is the fact that an Insurance Company or Medicare still needs to pay the “Doctors Bill”. It is the “Doctors bill” that no one can afford to pay. Also, Medicare is helped along by the existence of the Privately Insured, please Google something like: “Cost Shifting in Health Care” or “Cost Shifting in Medicare”, and see how medicare is partially kept afloat.

    In some ways, abolishing ALL Health Insurance as well as Medicare, may in fact be the only way to get real Health Care Reform. When you take away that “Pot-O-Gold” at the end of the rainbow, the Medical Industry will get your attention…

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